On the 4th Aug, I headed down to Arundel to do my recce of the ETU Qualifying Raw Energy Pursuits Lezyne Arundel Triathlon. Due to the slack tide in the river only giving a short window for the swim, it was going to be a very early start and I was the first wave in the… Read More Taking on the stunning south downs hills
One of the many fantastic things about joining a club, is that they put on events, which are great practice and often just as competitive! On the 24th June, Farnham Triathlon Club put on their first open water sprint triathlon at Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre. It involved an 800m swim, 21 km bike and 5.1 km… Read More Farnham Tri Club open water sprint race
It was a bit touch and go if I would be able to compete in the World Series British Triathlon Standard Distance Age-Group Championships on June 10th in Leeds, due to the dirty Chester water making me sick the weekend before. But I decided to go for it, knowing at the back of my mind… Read More World Series Triathlon Leeds
On the 3rd June I competed in the Deva standard distance ITU Qualifier triathlon in Chester. Chester Tri did a great job of organising the event, but there was one serious problem. Raw sewage was pumped into the River Dee the day before we raced in it. It appears they were aware of this and… Read More Deva Triathlon and gastroenteritis
This time last year I was doing my first full sprint distance triathlon at the Human Race Events triathlon at Dorney Lake. On the 20th May, I was back again to compete in the ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships Qualifier. Having raced several times at this fantastic location, it’s starting to feel familiar, however I… Read More Qualified for the ITU World Championships Sprint Distance too!
On the 13th May, I raced my first Olympic distance triathlon. It was supposed to be the Nice Tri St Neots triathlon, but due to flooding of the river and venue grounds the event was moved up the road to Grafton Water. The race was also an ITU World Championship qualifier, so standard getting in… Read More First Olympic Distance triathlon done & qualified for the World Championships!
On the 29th April I was back at Berkhamsted Triathlon. After the 400m pool swim, it’s a tough 20km hilly bike course, the hills continue for the run and you get some bonus kilometers compared to the normal sprint triathlon distance, as this race has an 8km run. It was good prep for my first… Read More Back to enjoy the hills at Berkhamsted Triathlon